Singwell Choir

A well-being community choir, come and discover the healing benefits of singing all together. No auditions necessary, all welcome. 

Thursdays 1400-1530 in the Tithe Barn, Nailsea.

University of Withywood - The Musical!

A major collaborative creative work celebrating the spirit of local legend Anton Bantock and his University of Withywood. Currently postponed due to lockdown rules, watch this space for updates.

Little Musical Voyages

Themed musical adventures for little people, every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in various Bristol locations. Click 'explore' to find out more.

Hartcliffe & Withywood Community Choir

A community choir in its 4th year, all welcome no auditions.

Wednesday evenings 1900-20:30 at the Withywood Centre, Queen's Road, BS13

Ahbub Mahboubi

Available for weddings and special occasions, this surprising band bring a blend of political and personal in a light brown faux-ethnic package.

Ukulele Group Sessions

Learn ukulele quickly in this simple and fun beginners workshop. For up to 30 participants, you find you can play along in just minutes.

 

Perfectly pitched for schools, summer schemes or corporate events. 

 Dandelion Music.

Andrew Lawrence MA (Musicology), PGCE (Music) is a practising community musician running choirs, workshops and short-term music projects in the Bristol area. With 16 years’ experience working with young people in music and community projects, 4 years’ experience as a secondary school music teacher and 4 years’ experience as a dad, Andrew uses a variety of approaches to create immersive musical experiences for all.

Philosophy

Dandelion Music is the music that grows up in the cracks in the pavement, spontaneous, joyful, and robust. Dandelion Music follows these principles:
  • Everyone is musical!
  • Music is communication - playing or singing together transcends language
  • There’s no age limit on music
  • Music happens in community and creates communities
  • Musicking together is fun
Music flows through all of us, whether we're trained musicians or simply music lovers. It is my aim to get people creating music together joyfully and without fear for happier and more fulfilled lives.
 
Here are the programmes Dandelion Music currently offers:
 
Little Musical Voyages 
Interactive musical experiences for pre-schoolers. Energetic themed musical adventures for pre-schoolers including singing, percussion instruments and ukuleles. We create soundscapes, we sing, we play, we imagine. All pre-school ages welcome. No need to book, just drop in.
 
Tuesday
11:00 Zion Community Arts Centre, Bedminster Down
 
Thursday
10:15 Campus Skateparks, Bishopsworth
 
Friday:
10:15 Campus Skateparks, Bishopsworth
11:30 The Milk Shed, Bedminster
 
Community Choirs
There are three choirs in the Dandelion Choirs family: Singwell Choir Nailsea, Happy Notes Choir Stockwood and Hartcliffe & Withywood Community Choir. We learn songs by ear so no reading music necessary. Our choirs are accompanied by guitar and we sing in two, three and sometimes even four part harmony. We perform a range of songs from pop songs old and new, to rounds, spirituals and traditional songs. All ages and abilities are welcome. Check the relevant page for term dates, song lists and recordings.
 
 
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
 
 
Ukulele Group Sessions
 

 

Learn ukulele quickly in this simple and fun beginners workshop. For up to 30 participants, you will be able to play along in just minutes.

 

Perfectly pitched for schools, summer schemes or corporate events, these workshops can be tailored for a wide variety of ages and contexts. We

 
Please be in contact for details of any of these projects